Gannett Peak, the highest peak in Wyoming, has five of the largest glaciers in the US on its flank. There are no suitable campsites on the peak, so if you wish to hike it, be prepared for a 20 hour, 3,000 ft ascent and descent, hiking entirely on snow & ice. Trails may not always be well marked and are often rocky, dusty and muddy, but the views are worth the trip. Many times, hikers encounter wildlife such as moose, but have to steer clear of bears and mountain lions. Newcomers are recommended to hire guides to lead them through any trip.
Gannett Peak is located in the Wind River Mountains on the Continental Divide, 25 miles NE of Pinedale, in west-central Wyoming.
Wyoming weather is understood to be chameleon-like. Be prepared for drastic, unexpected weather conditions. Summer days are typically warm, from the 70s to the 80s with afternoon thunderstorms. Rocky Mountain snowstorms can occur any day of the year, so always check with the Forest Service office before heading out.